KEARNEY -- Dr. Charles Peek, Martin Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, has been named a Fulbright Scholar to China for February-July 2005. Peek
, whose specialty is American literature, is one of only 21 scholars from universities across the nation selected for Fulbright awards to teach in China, and the only one who will be teaching literature.
assignments will be teaching two graduate classes in modern American literature, thesis assistance and workshops for training teachers.In addition, he
will participate in a lecture tour to other universities where there are Fulbright scholars.
According to Peek
, the other Fulbright scholars are in the fields of law, political science, marketing, journalism, economics, American studies and English.
"My classes, which will be taught in English, will focus mostly on Faulkner, Cather, Hemingway, the Harlem Renaissance and American drama," Peek said."The expectation is that students will not only learn in the content area of the class, but will also have an opportunity to improve their English language skills." Peek will teach at Northeast Normal University in Changchun, Jilin.He
will be located the farthest north of any of the Fulbright scholars. In addition to teaching at NNU, Peek has already been invited to lecture at Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, where Stetson University professor of law Stephen Everhard will be posted, and at East China Normal University, where Paul Levine, director of American Studies at Copenhagen University, Denmark, is posted.